Facebook touted the success of the Aug. 23 release of Facebook 5.0 for iOS, saying that one-half of its users on that platform updated their applications within four days, and adding that the app’s average rating in the iTunes App Store rose from 1.5 stars prior to the launch of the new version to four stars currently.
Facebook is the world’s most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn’t spoken much recently. At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event in San Francisco Tuesday, Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg — dressed in a grey shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes — kept a happy tone as he discussed his company’s focus on mobile, the brain drain, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. This was Zuckerberg’s first public address since Facebook’s IPO in May.
Ringmark, the browser test suite created by Facebook for developing mobile applications, is now open-source.
Mobile application developers are confused about how to best use Facebook’s social graph, which improves Google’s position in that sector.
Celtra boasts that its Rich Media Post for Facebook creates mobile advertisements that foster relationships with fans that extend beyond social media.
Facebook took its commitment to HTML5 one step further with the acquisition of Strobe, an HTML5 app-delivery network.
One of the earliest applications to tap Facebook’s newest mobile platform comes from wooga: Magic Land Island, which works on all smartphones and tablet devices.
Zynga is hosting a press event at its headquarters this morning.
The conciliatory tone toward Apple that sources close to Facebook’s Project Spartan expressed earlier this week may be the best way to proceed, since it will be difficult for anyone to approach the numbers Apple announced Thursday.